Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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D Whyte

"The above is a photo of Pte Daniel White, of the 11th Royal Scots, who was killed in

France on the 25th September. His home is at 41 Livingstone Street, Addiewell.

He served for three years in the HLI and had left the army. When war broke out he

was the first recruit to leave Addiewell.


Another brother is a sergeant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.


Pte White was 28 years of age."


Midlothian Advertiser, October 29, 1915.



The commemorative information from the CWGC website reads :





11th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Saturday, 25th September 1915.


Commemorative Information


Memorial:  LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  Panel 10 to 13


Location:  Loos-en-Gohelle is a village about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens. The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery where over 1,700 officers and men are buried, the great majority of whom fell in the Battle of Loos.